'Now moving into its ninth season, I’m happy to say that this series is as strong as ever, presenting some of the leading names in choral singing today, welcoming both familiar and new faces to Cadogan Hall.'
Peter Philips, Artistic Director
19 October 2016: The Tallis Scholars
Photo: Eric Richmond
This all-English programme of renaissance masterpieces is a kind of Byrd sandwich.
Just one day after Valentine’s Day, the award-winning Ensemble Plus Ultra makes its Cadogan Hall debut with a selection of settings of ‘Song of Songs’ settings, alongside some of Shakespeare’s sonnets in a celebration of love.
St John’s College Choir makes a welcome return in December with an uplifting festive programme guaranteed to draw you in to the spirit of the season followed later in the month by The Sixteen with their Christmas programme.
We welcome Ensemble Plus Ultra for its Cadogan Hall debut. Renowned for their zesty, innovative performances, they perform a selection of songs alongside Shakespeare sonnets in a celebration of love.
We are thrilled that the Nederlands Kamerkoor are able to join us this year in a rare trip to the UK, so don’t miss this opportunity to hear them in a wonderful programme exploring the relationship between the heavenly and the human with Britten’s strikingly beautiful ‘Sacred and Profane’ as it’s cornerstone. Ex Cathedra also focus on heaven and earth with music of religious conflict and discovery, including Byrd’s exquisite ‘Mass for four voices’.
As always, The Tallis Scholars open and close the series with two contrasting programmes. The first a celebration of English polyphony including Tallis’ famous ‘Lamentations’. The second explores the beauty and complexity of the early Spanish renaissance featuring a 6-voice mass setting by Morales.
I look forward to welcoming you once again, to our special series of choral music.
Peter Phillips, Artistic Director
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